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Brisbane council backs September holiday fitness program created by three schoolgirls

school holiday fitness program

THREE savvy schoolgirls have devised a fun fitness program to get Brisbane teenagers into shape this September holiday break. Year 10 San Sisto College student Olivia Joyce, Lourdes Hill College student Georgia Press, and Somerville House student Jane Nimmo have devised the Healthy Body Healthy Mind initiative, aimed at offering 12-17 year olds a range of free outdoor fitness activities. ... Read More »

University professor says pornography exposure to children “a public health crisis”

pornography

DR Michael Flood laments the lack of research in Australia about the effects on young people exposed to pornography. The Wollongong University associate professor was a pioneering researcher in the field in Australia.  In 2003, even before the Internet explosion with myriad porn sites and pop-ups, he documented the exposure of young people to X-rated videos and made recommendations to ... Read More »

Australian churches urged to take up global energy challenge

Global solar challenge

AUSTRALIAN churches have been issued with a challenge to increase the switchover to renewable energy such as solar. While some Queensland Catholic dioceses are taking giant steps towards renewables, overall, Australia’s record on installed renewable energy lags behind North America and most of Europe. Figures released by United Kingdom charities show more than 3500 churches in the United Kingdom have ... Read More »

Report rejecting bill to legalise abortion in Queensland misses mental health risk link

abortion

A 135-page report which formed the basis of Queensland’s parliamentary inquiry rejecting an abortion legalisation bill, found no link between abortion and mental health risks amongst women. That’s despite international longitudinal studies that show women can suffer substantial long-term mental injury following terminations. The inquiry finding could prove significant if the document is used in support of any new legislative ... Read More »

Brisbane archdiocese to roll out new policy to safeguard children and vulnerable adults

AS Queensland marks Child Protection Week from September 4-10, the Church is taking decisive new policy steps to safeguard children and vulnerable adults. As the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse exposes the past failures of the Church, it has also spurred authorities to roll out “best practice” policy measures to protect children, young people and vulnerable ... Read More »

Academic Robert Manne: Why Australia has a ‘uniquely harsh’ border control system

refugees

ONE of Australia’s leading public academics has documented what he describes as Australia’s descent to a “uniquely harsh” border control to stop asylum seekers. “Thirty years ago if you had been told that Australia would create the least asylum seeker-friendly institutional arrangements in the world you would not have believed it,” Robert Manne (pictured) told a justice and mission conference ... Read More »

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